Laurence Morassut

Situational Alcoholism, 2017

I drink for pleasure and to escape into an altered reality. Why do you drink?

Situational Alcoholism’ explores the alcoholic tendencies of young people relative to certain social situations. It looks at how these tendencies are normalized and in many cases glorified. This series of intimate portraits looks at the specific drinking culture of me and my mates, as I drink alongside them in an effort to explore our lifestyle and choice to embrace drinking as part of our lives. Each portrait is a genuine snapshot of their drunken state which is achievable through my close relationship to the subjects. The aim of this is not to glorify our drunken lifestyle but rather portray it in a non-objective light.